The Nashville Predators eliminated the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final on Monday night, and Ryan Kesler was one of the worst players on the ice. Speculation on NBCSN after the game was that he was exhausted, due to the Ducks’ compressed schedule in the playoffs and having to chase around Connor McDavid in the previous round.
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Trevor Daley thought he had opened the scoring in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Ottawa Senators.
Kyrie Irving gritted his teeth, tightened up his left sneaker and hopped to his feet. Irving took over in the second half and finished with 42 points despite playing on a tender ankle, LeBron James added 34 and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of an almost inevitable third date in the NBA Finals with Golden State by rallying to beat Boston 112-99 on Tuesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. With James in foul trouble, Irving was forced to do more than ever and he delivered, scoring 19 in less than five minutes and 33 in a 19-minute stretch.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have given permission to assistant general manager Kyle Duba to interview with the Colorado Avalanche.